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Correlational findings

Study Rodriguez-Pose & Maslauskaite (2011): study ZZ Eastern Europe 1999

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Eastern Europe, Multiple nations, 1999 - 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Decentralization
Our Classification
Operationalization
Regional authority index.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.04 p < .001 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by decentralisation in 2008

b controlled for:
- individual characteristics
  - Health
  - Gender
  - Income
  - Married
  - Nr.of children
  - Unemployed
  - Retired
  - Student
  - Self-employed
  - Long-term unemployed
  - Secundary education
  - Tertiary education
- Local characteristics
  - Big City
  - Remote Area
- country characteristics
  - GDP
  - Interpersonal income inequality
  - Inflation
  - Unemployment rate
  - Government expenditures
  - Corruption WB